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Monday, Oct. 22, 2018
Midget A Lady Wolves make it five wins in a row
by Randy Pascal

The Sudbury Midget "A" Lady Wolves extended their current winning streak to five games on the weekend, sweeping three straight while also continuing to showcase their improved offensive output.

The locals scored three times in each and every one of their GTA outings while improving their season record to 6-4-4 (16 pts), pulling into a third place tie with the Clearview IceCats.

The Lady Wolves set the tone in their Saturday afternoon opener, downing the Aurora Panthers 3-1 on the strength of goals from Vanessa McKinnon, Hannah Nykilchyk and Valerie Honse.

Back on the ice a little under five hours later, the team was no worse for the wear, blanking the Mississauga Chiefs 3-0 as goaltender Véronique Hamelin received all the support she needed on markers from Gabrielle Chenard, Alexandra Lumme and Nykilchyk.

More of the same on Sunday as the Lady Wolves take down the Brampton Canadettes, also by a final count of 3-1, with McKinnon, Joelle Gagnon and Rylee Moxam all hitting the mark.

Coach Daran Moxam and company will look to make it seven straight heading into the Christmas break, closing off with games against Brampton (1-10-2) and the Vaughan Flames (2-7-5) this coming Saturday and Sunday.

While the Sudbury Midget "AA" Lady Wolves could not match the three win weekend mark, they did manage to keep a streak of their own alive, making it seven straight LLFHL (Lower Lakes Female Hockey League games without a loss after posting a 2-0-1 record in Toronto.

The team is working with precious little cushion on the attack these days, edging the Aurora Panthers 1-0, playing to a 1-1 tie with the Vaughan Flames, and blanking the North York Storm 2-0.

Now 8-3-4 in league play and trailing only the Toronto Aeros by a single point, the locals will close off their pre-Christmas schedule with a pair of home games followed by their shortest jaunt on the road.

The Midget "AA" girls are hosting the Barrie Sharks (6-5-1) Saturday at 6:15 p.m., followed by the Etobicoke Dolphins (9-4-1) the next afternoon at 2:45 p.m., with both contests taking place at the Gerry McCrory Sports Complex.

Monday sees the team making the trip to North Bay to face the Ice Boltz, leaving the young women with four games in January to wrap up their LLFHL schedule. Holding games in hand on every other team in their division, the Sudbury Bantam "AA" Lady Wolves begin to make up some ground this coming weekend, tackling league play for the first time since mid-November.

The Sudbury reps are in Barrie Friday night, ramping up to a Saturday double-header with the Toronto Leaside Wildcats and the Sharks, for a second time, wrapping up the weekend against the Wildcats on Sunday afternoon before making the trek north.

The Sudbury Bantam "A" Lady Wolves also see action on the road, meeting the Etobicoke Dolphins at the Mastercard Center on Friday, before making their way over to the Canlan York Arena for match-ups with the North York Storm and Scarborough Sharks the next day.

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